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    September 20, 2010
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breeziness coming through. we have a frontal system making its way through here as we speak. we will see milder conditions. not quite as warm today. let's look at what is going on out there today. we have a few clouds coming through. you can see the activity right there. not expecting any precipitation with this front and real hi not expecting much in the way of cloud cover. some clouds coming through during the morning but indeed today, we think it will be a mostly sunny day. here is a look at your airport temperatures currently at reagan national, 70 degrees. your planner for today, some clouds this morning but mostly sunny skies for the bulk of the day. looking for a high temperature today in the upper 70s to around 80 degrees or so. there you go. that will be it. we'll have more details on the forecast and a look at the week ahead coming up in just a little bit. stick with us for that. >> let's check in with julie
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wright. she has the latest on the traffic situation out there. >> good morning to you all. we are talking about loudoun county. before a serious crash that popped up on us along route 9 out at hamilton station road. we are told that the highway is blocked off in each direction. that is route 9 at hamilton station road currently closed because of an accident. for those that are traveling along northbound i-95 here in lorton, nice, easy commute continuing up towards the beltway. no problems to report on the beltway leading annandale to merrifield and you will fine that traveling at the wilson bridge, all lanes are open and traffic is running smoothly there. top side of beltway, the outer loop as you work your way around from 650 new hampshire avenue and continue to silver spring, light traffic volume there as well. you will find lanes are open coming southbound as you travel from 109 out towards the split. that's a check of your fox 5
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on-time traffic. it appears the east coast will avoid the wrath of hurricane igor. the category one storm barely missed bermuda, making its way up the atlantic ocean away from the northeastern u.s. the storm pelted bermuda with rain and knocked out electricity in many parts of the island. forecasters say igor will continue to cause high surf and rip current as long the eastern seaboard. questions continue to swirl this morning about the detect a man in frederick, maryland. police were called to a home on south market street three times to break up a fight between a man and a woman. when officers arrived, they found an injured woman. she was transported to the hospital. they also found 28-year-old oliver cohen in a parking area. that is when the incident escalated. >> as they were trying to approach him to make contact with him, shots -- a shot was fired and the officer felt that he was in danger at that point and responded to that shot firing several rounds. >> reporter: police say the officer who fired at cohen is a
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four-year veteran on the force. he has been placed on routine administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigate. what was called into 911 as a fall has now been ruled a murder. a man is accused of killing his own wife. police received a call saturday that the wife of steven combs la fleur had fallen. when they arrived at the home, they realized she had been beaten. she died before she could be taken to the hospital. he is charged with first degree murder. for the first time in nearly 100 years, a woman is set to be executed into virginia. 41-year-old theresa lewis is scheduled to die by lethal injection at maximum security prison in jarrett on thursday. she pleaded guilty back in 2003 to two counts of capital murder for hire. her husband and stepson were the victims. our big story, world leaders coming together in new york for the annual general assembly of the united nations. stacy cohan joins us in the
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introduce news room with a preview of. this. >> reporter: all eyes in new york are focused on the iranian president. in the lead-up to the meeting, haze called the sanctions against his country pathetic and there are questions about whether or not iran has been permitting u.s. nuclear weapons inspectors to do their job. but the recent release of american hiker care say shourd has dominate the news. she has publicly thanked them t carefully presses for the freedom of her fiance an friend. >> we committed no crimes and we are not spies. we in no way intended any harm to the iranian government or its people and believe a huge misunderstanding led to our
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detention and prolonged imprisonment. >> reporter: the iranian president has not agreed to release the two hikers in iran and has not agreed to any meetings on the nuclear program during this week's events in new york. now, to the redskins and a tough one for the washington skins. first, they blew a big lead and then just when it looked like they would pull out the win in overtime, the more frustration. the redskins had a 17-point lead over the houston texans in the third quarter. donovan mcnabb passed for 426 yards but it was not enough. houston chipped away at that lead and tied it up for force overtime p. the redskins still had a chance to win it. gano kicked a 52-yarder that would have given the skins a victory. but talk called time out right before that kick. he to do it all over again. this time, he missed it. minutes later, the texans kicked a 5 had been yard field goal to get the win.
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>> tough because we had the game won. that is the frustrating part. >> it hurts. any loss going to hurt but as a professional, you have to know that you have to do it again. you have to go out there and play the game. >> coming up a little later, dave ross will join us for our monday morning quarterback. still ahead on fox 5 morning news, a freight train slams into a passenger locomotive with deadly results. we have the latest for you. ousted after wrongful claims of racism, now, former agriculture department executive scherrly sherrod is speaking out. scherr what she had to say as she spoke at a d.c. church. that is coming up next on fox 5 morning news. stay with us. get any phone free only at verizon
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making headlines now, atrain crash in india kills at least 10 people but rescue crews are still pulling out survivors and the death toll could climb. there are reports as many as 15 died. 50 were hurt when a freight train slammed into a passenger train that was waiting at a station about 230 miles south of the capital of new delhi. train accidents are common in india which has the world's largest rail netted work. shirley sherrod, the ousted worker from the department of
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agriculture, spoke at a d.c. church yesterday telling the crowd about getting fired. the white house forced her to resign after a conservative blogger posted a video claiming she was racist but shore rod was talking about her own personal transformation in overcoming racism. she was offered another government job but turned it down. she says african-americans have v. to to more -- have to do more to help in the community. >> we have to reach out, reach back and help. you know, you never know. you could be helping the second black president of the united states and next time, she might be a woman. sherrod is going ahead with a lawsuit against the conservative blogger would posted that video. get ready for a close encounter from space. details of an astronomic event that nasa says we will only see once in a lifetime. it is happening tonight. >> all right. also coming up in just a few moments, the latest on today's weather forecast. not a bad forecast for today. we'll take a look at the week ahead. julie wright is here. she will tell us what is
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a powerful typhoon has made landfall in eastern china. this after dumping more than two feet of rain in taiwan. more than 100 injuries were reported there. thousands were forced to leave their homes because of a threat of mudslides and flooding. officials say up to 44 inches of rain has fall ontario southern part of the island with more to come. if you look up into space, jupiter, the picture planet from the sun, would be the second brightest object in the sky. wouldn't be that big but you will be able to see it. not this close to earth again for another 1 years. 391millionmiles away but that is close. the reason it takes 1 years is because that is how long it
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takes jupiter to orbit the sun. -- the reason it takes 12 years is because that is how long it takes jupiter to orbit the sun. >> that should be kind of cool. i believe tonight we've got pretty decent conditions to see these planets. so not too bad. >> so relatively clear skies. neighbor a few clouds. >> that is what i believe. >> and a nice day. >> nice day today too. we'll start with yesterday's high temperatures. a warm one yesterday as expected, well into the 80s across the region. take a look. officially at reagan national airport, high temperature made it up to 85 degrees. it made it up to 86 at dulles and 84 at bwi marshall. all right. here we go. take a look at the current temperatures around the region. we remain at 70 degrees at this hour here in the district. 69 down if quantico. baltimore, 67 degrees. manassas, 66 and winchester, it is 65 degrees at this hour. satellite-radar, an interesting picture. not so much because of what is
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going on here but take a look. there is your hurricane. hurricane igor, a little too close for comfort. luckily t won't make landfall anywhere along the east coast of the united states. as we reported a little while ago, we'll still see high tides and rip currents as a result of the hurricane as it continues to pull for the north-northeast now having gone through or across portions of the hurricane at least gone across bermuda and causing some damage there. all right. here is your forecast for washington for today. it's simple forecast. a few clouds this morning. a little bit breezy this morning as a front comes through. becoming mostly sunny today and a beautiful afternoon with a high around 80 degrees. that is close to normal. our average high for today is 78 degrees. then, for tonight, again, if you are going to be doing some star or planet gazing, mostly clear skies, cool temperatures, 54 degrees. just the way you want it to be out there as you are doing that. it looks like a quiet week for the most part with high temperatures for the most part above normal. in fact, downright hot
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wednesday and thursday. upper 80s to around 90 degrees. right now, we don't have a chance of rain on the five-day. we could add a shower, maybe on wednesday or thursday, but right now it doesn't look like we'll able to do that but we'll keep our eyes open and see how things develop. that is a look at what is happening with the weather. now, lets get an update on traffic. for that, we go to julie wright. >> we're talking about the trip out to the west in loudoun county. right now, it is route nine that is tied up in east direction. we had the crash out at hamilton station road and as a result, the roadway is closed off in each direction between the berlin turnpike and clark's gap. no problems on 66 out of manassas. this is the beltway at route 4 pennsylvania avenue. light traffic volume in each direction as you travel to and from andrews. no problems reported at the wilson bridge. top side of the beltway behaving nicely between college park and bethesda. no problems reported headed for the beltway. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >> thank you. we do have a reminder for
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you that three schools in maryland are closed today because of a water main break. this is anne arundel county. closed are chesapeake high school, chesapeake bay middle school and folger mckinsey elementary school. the republican candidate for senate from delaware is under fire for comments she made about witchcraft when she was a teenager. christine o'donnell, who was the tea party candidate during the primary, is even getting criticized by republican strategist karl rove but o'donnell is lymphing it off saying she made the comment when she was in high school. >> that witchcraft comment on bill maher? i was in high school. how many of you didn't hang out with questionable folks in high school? but no, there has been no witchcraft since f there was, karl rove would be a supporter now. >> president obama by wait also took his family to church at st. john's episcopal on sunday. the church is located on the other side of lafayette square
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from the white house. this is the fourth time the obamas have attended st. john's. every sitting president since james madison has visited. saying good-bye to a giant of civil rights, politics and education. dr.ronald walters did not live an extravagant life but he did help shape the lives of millions of people here in washington and around the country. at a memorial service yesterday, what most people were impressed with is the man. >> we are thankful for the privilege of knowing him, of being taught by him. >> reporter: at howard university, it was a steady stream of dr. ron walters and healing thoughts for his family. >> something vast and noble has passed from among us. it is like a mighty oak has fallen, leaving an empty and
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gaping and glaring space against the sky where he stood. & i believe the children are our future &&. >> reporter: the 72-year-old was considered the brain trust of the civil rights movement. today, a long list of those he mentored spoke about the man who talked to the powerful and the powerless with the same gentleness. many were humbled in his presence. >> thank you, dr. walters. thank you, sir, because you never lowered the bar. in fact, you raised it so high that some of us had to stand on our toes to try to reach your expectations of us and we promise to stop being so petty. >> reporter: it all started at a lunch counter in wichita, kansas in 1958 when walters took a seat even before sit-ins caught the headlines protesting segregation.
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walters went to be a teacher, author and advisor to politicians. his former students like congressman elijah cummings have gone to greatness. >> thank you for seeing in us what we could not see in ourselves. and thank you, thank you so, so much for making us realize that we could be better. >> we're so sad that you left us so soon. but we thank you for leaving us so much. >> reporter: at howard university, roby chavez, fox 5 news. >> walters spent 25 years at howard university before becoming the director of the african-american leadership institute at the university of maryland. he was to return to howard this fall. straight ahead on fox 5 morning news, we have a special treat for some special young survivors. >> a picnic for a group of children and a celebration of
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life. coming up next. you're watching fox 5 morning news.
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we take a look at traffic on the wilson bridge this monday. of course heading back to work today. certainly a great wound for weather and a special group of youngsters certainly able to take advantage of that. >> they came together for a picnic to celebrate the life- saving treatment they received. tisha thompson has their story. >> reporter: for most kids,
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returning around the playground is no big deal. but 10-year-old daniel copeland told us he knows he is lucky as he showed off what is left of his two heart surgeries. >> when they see my scar because my shirt hangs down sometimes, i say i had a problem with the arteries. they had to like make a new heart for me. >> reporter: didn't yell is one of nearly 200 kids would came to a picnic held by inova fairfax hospital for children. to get into this party, you had to have heart surgery when you were very, very little. >> well, when i was born, i had a problem and i had to go to into a hospital then. >> reporter: leah murray was born with inverted hurt muscles. his parents drove from pittsburgh so he could thank
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his doctors. >> thank you for fixing my heart. and i love being at the party. >> a lot of times we see them when they are sick and we don't see them later on when they grow up and are well. this is a way to celebrate in terms of how well they're doing. >> reporter: the doctors also invited a different kind of party guest to the party. the kids were thrilled to see dogs with heart problems of their own. >> some of the doak have heart tea fects. i think that is really cool. >> reporter: their parents say these kids tend to grow up too fast because they've had very grown-up surgery so it is nice to remember that i dog can sometimes bring out the little kid in all of us. tisha thompson, fox 5 news. >> daniel, youngster you just saw there, his mother says he has to have heart surgery every couple of years. >> he says he doesn't mind because they make sure they put
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him to sleep before they start surgery. representatives from 192 nations are in new york for the united nations general assembly but all eyes are on iran. i will have the story coming up on fox morning news. oweanyo
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welcome back. we take a live look over washington, d.c. on this monday, september 20th. before we get to weather and traffic this morning, we do
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want to el but three schools that are closed today due it a water main break. they are in anne arundel county. an closed are chesapeake high school, chesapeake bay middle school and folger mckinsey elementary school. all other anne arundel schools will open on time. >> should be a nice day today. >> yes, it will be a nice day. temperature a little cooler at around 80-degree for your high. not ad bad one. we'll start with the current temperatures being reported. it is 70 degrees at reagan national. humidity, 73%. wind are out of the north at 10 miles per hour so it is a little bit breezy because of a passage of a cold front coming through. satellite-radar composite looks like this. nothing in the way of precipitation. we do via few clouds coming through. you need to take a closer look
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at that. -- we do have a few clouds coming through. it will be most hi clear today with lots of sunshine. becoming mostly sunny, a nice afternoon. high about 80 degrees. take your lunch outdoors. we'll have more on the forecast including the five-day forecast coming up. >> nothing too bad in the way on the roadways. julie wright? >> we are off to a quiet start with all lanes open. you will find yourself at speed as you work your way to and from the wilson bridge. south on 270, we have the volume uncreasing as you work your way south of 109. no problems reported just volume delays out to the struck scales. no problems south of i-706789 out to the west along route 9, that is where we had the accident that has the road closed between the we are hundred turnpike and clark's gap. traveling 395 northbound in the main line and the express
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lanes, the lane are open continuing out to the 14th street bridge. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. we're keeping watch of hurricane igor. it appears the category one storm will likely veer northeast away from the u.s. with 75-mile an hour wind, the eye of the storm barely missed bermuda overnight. there were no early reports of major damage to the island but many parts lost power. forecasters say igor will continue to cause high surf and strong rip currents along the eastern seaboard. questions continue to linger about the death of a man in frederick, maryland. police were called to a home on south market street three times to break up a fight between a man and woman. on the third visit, officers found a woman injured. and oliver cohen holding a rifle. one officer fired a weapon when he heard a shot. >> the gunshot was heard by the officers responding and at this point, everything of that in a you are is still under investigation by our criminal
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investigation division and some of those determining as are yet to be made. >> reporter: the woman involve was transported to the hospital for minor injuries. an autopsy is being done to determine whether or not the gunshot that killed cohen was self-inflicted or the result of the police officer's fire. what was called into 911 as a fall has now been ruled as a murder. a man is accused of killing his own wife. police received a call saturday that the wife of steven combs la fleur had fallen. when they arrived at the home, they realized she had been beaten. she died before she could even be taken to the hospital. he is charged with first degree murder. for the first time in nearly 100 years, a woman is set to be executed in virginia. 41-year-old theresa lewis is scheduled to die by lethal unjohn kerry at the maximum security prison in jarrett on thursday. she pleaded guilty in 2003 to two counts ever capital murder for hire. her husband an stepson were the victims. our big story, world
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leaders coming together in new york this week for the annual general assembly of the united nations. stacy cohan joins us live in the newsroom with a preview. >> reporter: good morning. i can tell you that 192 representatives from countries are in knick for this meeting of the united nations general assembly and with the recent release of an american hiker from an iranian prison, many eyes are on iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad. is historically, he can be unpredictable at the u.n. the recent humanitarian release of american hiker sarah shourd is drawing additional attention this year. she continues to with the release of they are if fiance and their friend. the president has refused to say whether or not the other two hikers will be freed. >> i am, being, grateful and
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appreciative that care what was released an want it see not only her two compatriots but other americans who are held without cause released as well. and we are concerned about the nuclear program. >> reporter: iran has not agreed to any meetings on its nuclear program during this week's conference in the -- at the yawxz session in now,. the united nations nuclear watch dogaru group says last week that some of its inspectors have been blocked from doing their job in iran. reporting live, i'm stacy cohan. back to you. a tough one for the washington redskins. first, they blew a big lead just when it looked like they would pull out the win in overtime, there was some more frustration. redskin had a 17-point lead over the houston texans in the third quarter. donovan mcnabb passed for 426 yards but it just wasn't enough. the redskins still had a chance
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to win it. graham gano kicked a 52-yarder that would have given the skins a victory but take called time out right before that kick so he had to do it again. this time, he missed it. minutes later, the texans kicked a 5-yard field goal to get the win 30-27. >> tough because we had game snow won. frustrating that we had the game within and we lost. >> it hurts. any loss is going to hurt. but as a professional, you have to know that you have to do it again. you have to go out there and play the game. >> coming up in about 15 minutes, dave ross will join us for our monday morning quarterback segment. the house of an actress and tv talk show host goes up in flames. a look at which celebrity's home was destroyed in a terrible accident. paris hilton set to go to court today. what she maps to do about her latest run-in with police over drugs. we'll be right back.
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senior -- what she plans to do about her latest run-in with police over drugs. we'll be right back. nwa
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disaster strikes a malibu home of actress and tv personality ricki lake. she said she was trying to rephysical a portable heater when the couch caught fire and flames engulled her home. turning now it paris hilton's latest legal troubles, she is expected in court in las vegas today. hilton has agreed to plead
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guilty to two misdemeanors in connection with her arrest in sin city last month. she struck a plea deal allowing her to avoid serving jail time and avoid a felony conviction. instead, she will be put on probation for a year. she was originally charged with cocaine possession and obstructing an officer. shirley sherrod breaks her sile innocence a church yesterday in the district. she spoke if he metropolitan african methodist episcopal church on m street northwest. she was forced to step down from her job at the agriculture department. a conservative blogger posted a video online claiming she was racist but sherrod says she was misrepresent gad i said those words but i said those words trying to tell about my personal transformation, about how i got to a point where i could help anyone and not just look at who they were. >> she was offered another job with the government but she turned that down. oil is no longer spilling
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into the gulf of mexico but the money is flowing. new details of how much money is being paid out to people affected by the spill. we'll check your monday morning commute. also, your forecast, which is a pretty good-looking forecast for this monday. you are watching fox 5 morning news. ♪ ♪ i like your messy hair ♪ i like the clothes you wear ♪ i like the way you sing ♪ and when you dance with me ♪ you always make me smile ♪ don't know why i love you [ male announcer ] we believe you're at your best when you can relax and be yourself. and at thousands of newly refreshed holiday inn express hotels, you always can. holiday inn express. stay you.
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welcome back. we take a live look over the beltway some maryland this morning. as you get out to head out for your commute, take the kids to school, just another reminder for folks that it is a day off today for students and staff at three schools in maryland. that is because of a water main break in anne arundel county. closed are chesapeake high school, chesapeake bay middle school and folger mckinsey elementary school. all other anne arundel schools will open on time. so those kids are very happy, of course, that they don't have school today and it should be a beautiful day to get out and play if they can. >> a good day to be outside and avoid having to be stuck inside. >> it will be a great day today the way i'm thinking right now. and for the bulk of the weekend, we'll have quiet conditions. it will warm up considerably the middle part of the week. >> humid too? >> yep, that's right. let's take a look. let me show you the weather headlines for today and the remainder of this week. headline number one, the week
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starts with more sunshine. you like that, don't you? mid-week, hot an humid. we are talking wednesday and thursday, up to around 90 degrees, believe it or not and humid. just a little chance for rain this week. we could use the rain. and igor, still a hurricane but a category one hurricane at this point. current temperatures around the region look like this. we're at 70 degrees here in the nation's capital. 70 in washington. annapolis is at 70. baltimore is at # 7 degrees. gaithersburg, 6 #. frederick, 64. in virginia, we've got man as at 66. -- baltimore is at 67 degrees. gaithersburg, 63. the winds are out of the north as a cold front has come through this morning and going to give us slightly cooler temperatures for today after
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yesterday's high of about 85 degrees. here is a look at the satellite- radar. let me show you igor. not often we show you our local sat-rad and we see a hurricane in that image. it is offshore. not going to make landfall along the east coast of the united states but it is producing large swells, strong, high tides and rip currents along the east coast. it is recommendedded that people do not go out in the water and swim because of the dangerous conditions out there. the hurricane itself remains well offshore and is tracking to the northeast. a couple of clouds have come through with that fronted. more clouds up in the northwestern skies but for the most part, we'll see clear skies an lots of sunshine for today. so your forecast looks like this. a few early clouds becoming sunny, beautiful afternoon. 80degrees for your high. for your five-day forecast, tomorrow, sunny and 8 #. >> a great day.
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then wednesday and thursday, hot, highs near 90 degrees. -- sunny and 80 degrees. 88degrees on friday. that is a hot one being folks. now, we go for julie wright we need to bottle this up and save it y this is for you, this few days that is coming up. >> i want to see sarah simmons on that 90-degree day. her mike is off. i can't hear her. if you are traveling the top side outer loop, no problems reported between college park and the exit for 270. we are off to a weight start right no along the top stretch. coming southbound on 95 and # 95 out of laurel. no problems getting inbound on 50 and 295 leaving riverdale and cheverly headed into northeast washington. the pace is still good in each direction headed into the wilson bridge. the pace still good to go here along this stretch of the
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interstate as you continue out towards the beltway. earlier, we mentioned a crash along route 9 between the berlin turnpike and clark's gap. all of that activity cleared according to the authorities and the road has been reopened. >> igor is not the only storm out in the sea. a typhoon in issue i can't dumping as much as four feet of rain in some places, a typhoon in asia. we have traumatic pictures coming out of taiwan. >> 44 inches of rain in just hours as a typhoon hits taiwan. wind are hitting over 100 miles per hour. people are staying indoors. much the southern part of the island is under water. thousands have been evacuated. water is knee deep and roads were impassable. >> the river was flooded and it almost submerged the bridge. >> within the blink of an eye, flood waters also arrived. >> reporter: government officials are preparing for the worst. they say it is the strongest typhoon to strike this year. dozens have been hurt, some cut
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by broken glass. others hurt when they fell off motorcycles in strong winds. a local tv station showed footage of rescue workers saving an elderly woman trapped for 10 hours. more than 186,000 have been evacuated in eastern china. cctv video shows the typhoon hitting the fujian province. 23million people live in taiwan. landslides caused by torrential rains are the greatest danger to the island. a civil rights leader and scholar is being remembered. hundreds gathered sunday at howard university for a memorial service for dr. ron walters. the professor, author, political advisor and civil rights pioneer passed away september 10th. among his many accomplishments, shaping presidential campaigns for the reverend jesse jackson and teaching thousands of students. one. those students, congressman elijah cummings who said walters taught him a life lesson over grades.
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>> he said don't measure yourself by them. you are better than that. i'll never forget those words and the respect we had for him was so great. i took my little b minus and walked out. >> walters spent 25 years at howard university before becoming director of the african-american leadership institute at the university of maryland. the 17-point lead, game winning field goal that wasn't and a tough early season loss for the redskins. up next, why so many -- so many reasons why the redskins snatched defeat from victory. dave ross coming up after the break. 
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so you a time out taken! gano drilled in. >> houston called time before they snapped the ball. >> you know, i usually hate that play. that was reinforced yesterday. i guess the fact that it is in the rules, you can't do anything about it. you give him cede feat kicking a 52-yarder. you wish he could have done it twice. we are talking a little monday morning quarterback with dave ross. we were talking on friday about some of the waits you can go to beat this houston team and i give them credit they want shut down the running game. we saw the week before they gave up a couple hundred yards
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on the ground. but when you shut that down and you give up 500 yards in the air. >> i said it on friday. it is fool's gold. everybody was talking about arian air januaryfosterr -- about arian foster and stopped the running game. it is hard for me to point fingers. everybody played their hearts out. the old entire team, defensively and offensively. donovan mcnabb was simply amazing. 426yards, the third most in his career. that is the play of the game. you throw it up for andre johnson. that is the reason why he is the best receiver in the league. as we saw, gano had made the 5 #-yarder. they called time out and this
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one is so wide right. no chance on the second kick but that is why you call it. it is a rule. it is not a good rule. texas comes town in overtime. there has been a lot of debate about that. is it sportsman like to call time out? you know what. if the play clock is running out and you need a time out, that is why you have three. if you got them, you use them. that is why coaches do exactly that. now, that strategy could always backfire. you could call it, they miss it and then they make it the next time around. so there is some peril involved in it. it is not a foolproof strategy that every time you do it, it is going to work. it just happened to work in this instance for the texans. no blame for pass around for the washington redskins. i thought they played hard. this is what the quarterback donovan mcnabb had to say after the tough loss. >> i'm a competitor and i hate losing. it doesn't mass if i pass for 500 yards or i pass for 100 something, it is about winning. that is what the bottom line
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is. it is about wins and losses. i mean who has got eight, nine, ten ones to get in the playoffs or who is not able to get in. i think this team is talented enough where we can be able to bounce back after a game like this. and get this thing rolling and i look forward to it, being able it lead that for these guys. >> being able to lead that for these guys. i think that is the key. he hates losing. he couldn't have played any better. >> i well tell you this. it was great. you was out at the game yesterday and it was great just watching him play. i can't tell you how many times people sitting around me said what an addition it is to have mcnabb on the team. what i take from this day is i have not seen in past years is the fact that, like you said,
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everybody is working together. i think this is a wake-up call. just because we are adoing good doesn't mean we can sit back now. >> : they played one of the better teams in the nfl, maybe the most improved team in the nfl. you saw williams on their side making some plays. they have everything they need too. so the redskins, if this is the litmus test, got to say they didn't pass but they're right there. they are right on the cusp if the texans are one of the better teams in the ffl. i think this is encouraging for the red skinned to know they can play with a offense an hang with them. >> how can we get an andre johnson. >> you can't find those on trees. >> there is a 6'4" kid out of san diego that is available. >> albert haynesworth was enactive. maybe there is a trade in the works. i'm just saying it could happen. >> we'll talk more coming up next hour. straight head at 6:00, all your top stories, weather and
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